Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence has created a search engine for researches to find more documents on a subject based on a block of text – EPI-Search.
On the sample search EPI Search draws from its own library, and on searches in Google, Google Scholar, Cite Seer, DeepDyve, JSotr and some others.
Search Engine Adds Context to Web Queries, Newsbreaks (Dec 3)
Of interest: “The Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE) launched EPI-Search, a service it calls the internet’s first virtual reference librarian. EPI-Search is designed to provide the contextual expertise of reference librarians who have been replaced by internet searches.”
Good as this may be, I’d still like to talk with a human reference librarian.